October 5 Prayer
Choose to listen
It is not so much that Jesus is chastising Martha for her
distractions and tasks in preparing his welcome.
But he wants her to
listen and know where she is anxious, worried, and burdened.
It is there she will find him welcomed.
When we move into
Comparison and Judgment of others
then we have forgotten to listen.
When our worry overshadows the gift of being and
sitting with Jesus then we must return to listening.
Listen to your worried thoughts and give them over to pray;
Help our worried overwhelmed hearts find a place to relax with you.
May we be able to check ourselves when our tasks become burdens
that we are not meant to carry.
We let go of the control of comparing our accomplishments to others.
May we sit and listen to your clear instructions
to give us insight for living.
Thank you Holy Spirit who guides us when we listen.
Where can you welcome Jesus and listen today?